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Old 08-05-2008, 03:40 PM   #1
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Waste & Overflow

Do all tubs have to have a waste and overflow? I am have a spec for a japanese soaking tub that does not have a waste/overflow. Any opinions????


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It is code required in Canada. I personally wouldn't install a tub without one, especially if you have kids. The reason for the overflow is in case you fill the tub up to take a bath and you somehow forget about it, no overflow = water coming through ceiling from below


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Not required here, so no not all do, I did one long time ago, no overflow just the drain on the bottom of tub.
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there are no (new) mobile homes with overflows. The only time you see them is if it's been remodeled. I guess the mobile home plumbers can't figure out the waste/overflow kits so they just omit them and cover the overflow hole instead.
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